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civil rights movement ad 1965 voting rights act. we have seen what it means to keep people away from the polls. that's a dark time for this nation. that's not something we want to go back to. >> one of the things i've noticed that we're supposed have it on tuesday historically. is there anything that by statute or by constitution that requires it to be on a tuesday? or is that something that we can look at as -- new word democracy she left two days and they usually declared its a nonwork day so it gives people an ability to get out there and vote. is there something that i don't understand about this designation of tuesday's? >> if you look at it it has a lot to do with the way our society was configured many years ago in a query and society. and tuesday was a great day, i do know, for market research or something along those lines but we are in a different time, a different erika and i think a lot, some the things states are doing with regard to expanding voting to weekends makes a lot of sense. people have to work generally on tuesdays. they are not bringing crops from the field in
, very troubling. we're still waiting for a response to my letter calling for reform of the civil rights division, especially the voting section. a recent inspector genre view showed a longstanding pattern of dysfunctional harassment -- this is the ig. this isn't a member of congress up here, this is your own ig appointed by you. you must have had some impact. showed a longstanding pat everybody of dis-- pat turn of dysfunction, harassment and demands a strong response. the inspector general referred remaining personnel to the department for possible discipline. an administrative action, maybe no administrative action taken. andssed concern about continued policies that should cast doubt on impartiality of the voting section. i recommended independent, outside review. outside to make reform recommendations. surely this is something that we n put into motion. yet i've seen no action op your behalf. and in the area of executive use of agency aircraft, i'm troubled by the gao report that 41% of the everyone to general travel for 2007 to 2011 was for personal reasons. while i know the attorn
a reflection from the chair of the new england interfaith council and the civil rights outreach director of the american islamic -- the american isla mic congress. >> in the name of god, the most compassionate and most merciful, mr. president, governor patrick, mayor menino, and fellow citizens, we are gathered together to mourn the loss of life in a criminal attack on our community. what happened on monday has shocked and horrified us, but it has also brought us together. i ask you to share the message my my community's culture.-- , community scripture. i want tcisa t ld i was living at the time in damascus, syria. one afternoon while walking back home from school, i experienced the terror of a car bomb that exploded on my route. i will never forget the sound of the blast, the rush of hy, and the anger and the fear. these feelings returned on monday. it is a line from the muslim holy scripture, the passage declares it is inspired by the jewish tradition, that "whoever kills a soul, it is as if he had killed mankind entirely, and whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved all of mankind.
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